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Strategic Benefits Realization: IT as an Engine for Coherent Execution of Strategy

Published: 03 December 2014

ID: G00270814

Analyst(s): Marc Andonian, Robert Handler , Richard Hunter


In this document, we introduce Strategic Benefits Realization, a Gartner methodology for increasing yields on investments in growth and transformation that involve IT.

Table Of Contents


  • SBR Focuses on a Few Key Leverage Points in the Cycle of Investment Selection and Execution to Reduce Waste and Drive Yields Up
  • SBR Is the Culmination of Five Years of Research Into How and Why Enterprises Use IT Successfully
  • SBR Enables the Portfolio of Initiatives That Is Supported by IT to Function as a Strategic Forecasting System
  • SBR Creates Context That Enables Measurement of Initiative Outcomes
  • SBR Is Needed in Many Enterprises Right Now
  • SBR Is About Coherent Execution of Strategy, Not the Content of Strategy
  • Case Study: Large North American Heavy Equipment Manufacturer ("EquipCo")

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